HMNZS TE MANA Welcomed Home

HMNZS TE MANA Welcomed Home

The frigate HMNZS TE MANA returned to Devonport Naval Base at 1000 hrs on Thursday June 13  after an almost four-month deployment to Australia and Asia.

Scores of family members were waiting eagerly at the base to greet the Ship’s Company of 175 men and women.

Among the ports visited during the deployment were Sydney and Cairns in Australia; Singapore (where the ship took part in the five nation Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD; Ho Chi Minh City (where Ship’s Company commemorated Anzac Day); Hong Kong, Shanghai, Incheon near Seoul and Yokosuka in Tokyo Bay.

The officers and crew will have two months back in New Zealand before departing for Sydney in mid-August for a Work Up off Australia’s east coast.

Press Release, June 14, 2013; Image: RNZN